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Operation Lifeline – The Ongoing Journey of Zarid and Farid

In the heart of turmoil, where hope seems a distant flicker, “Operation Lifeline” emerged as a testament to humanity’s unwavering spirit. Launched by Redeem the Oppressed, this mission targeted the urgent evacuation and asylum of Afghan human rights activists facing dire threats under Taliban resurgence. Among those we aimed to save were Zarif and Farid, whose activism in the face of adversity has been nothing short of heroic.

Our journey began amidst uncertainty, as we navigated the complex web of geopolitical tensions and logistical challenges. The initial phase of the operation saw us moving Zarif, Farid, and their fellow activists to a safe third country. There, our commitment to their well-being continued, extending beyond the mere act of rescue to include comprehensive support—providing food, shelter, and a semblance of stability in an otherwise turbulent existence.

The subsequent battle for recognition and legal status was arduous, yet our persistence paid off when the UNHCR recognized their plight, offering them the legal standing they desperately needed. This milestone was not just a bureaucratic victory; it was a reaffirmation of their inherent rights and a step closer to a life of dignity and safety.

Most recently, our relentless advocacy and partnership with international allies have borne fruit, with Canada offering a beacon of hope—an estimated date for permanent asylum in June 2024. This news isn’t just a promise of a new beginning for Zarif, Farid, and their comrades; it’s a testament to what can be achieved when compassion, determination, and collective effort converge.

As we reflect on this journey, it’s clear that “Operation Lifeline” is more than a mission; it’s a narrative of resilience, a chronicle of courage, and a reminder of the profound impact of standing in solidarity with those who fight for justice. Our work continues, driven by the belief that every life saved is a victory against oppression, a step towards a world where freedom and human rights are not just ideals but realities for all.

For those who’ve walked with us on this journey, your support has been our stronghold. As we move forward, let’s continue to light the path for those seeking refuge from the shadows of persecution, remembering that together, we can turn the tide of despair into waves of hope.

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**Program Name: Lifeline Sponsorship Program

Program Description:

The Lifeline Sponsorship Program is a unique opportunity for donors to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families escaping danger in Afghanistan. By sponsoring a head-of-household, you’re not just providing financial support, you’re offering a lifeline to safety and a chance for a new beginning. Moreover, each family that is helped commits to working towards the rescue of another two at-risk families, creating a chain of hope and survival.

Sponsorship Details:

For (a) donation(s) of increments of $7000, a sponsor can cover the cost of a 2-year work visa, a flight out of Afghanistan, and two months of living expenses for a head-of-household. This donation can be the difference between life and death for these brave individuals.

Sponsorship Benefits:

As a Lifeline Sponsor, you will receive:

  1. Permanent Lifetime Recognition: Your name or your organization’s name will be permanently displayed on our website’s “Wall of Lifeline Sponsors”. This is a special section dedicated to recognizing the generous contributions of our Lifeline Sponsors.
  2. Special Letter/Video from the Family: You will receive a personal thank you letter or video message from the family you have sponsored (subject to their comfort and safety). This is a unique opportunity to see the direct impact of your donation.
  3. Regular Updates: You will receive regular updates on the progress of the individual or family you have sponsored. This could include updates on their journey, their resettlement process, and their new life in a safe country.
  4. Certificate of Appreciation: You will receive a digital Certificate of Appreciation, recognizing your significant contribution to the Lifeline Sponsorship Program.
  5. Invitations to Special Events: As a Lifeline Sponsor, you will be invited to special events, webinars, or meetings related to our mission and work.
  6. Impact Multiplication: The family you sponsor commits to working towards the rescue of another two at-risk families. You will be updated on this progress, allowing you to see how your donation has a multiplying effect.

By becoming a Lifeline Sponsor, you’re not just making a donation, you’re changing lives and creating a ripple effect of hope and survival. Join us in this mission and become a Lifeline Sponsor today.

Please note that all interactions with the sponsored individuals or families will be conducted in a manner that ensures their safety and privacy.

By Max Gibson

Max Gibson, also known as Mosheh, holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and has competed on his college's crew, cross country and track and field teams. Max co-founded the College Republicans and has run successful businesses, including Apex Web Services, which serves as CTO for non-profits Farrukh Saif Foundation and 'Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved.' He has been in a leadership position in the non-profit sector since 2011. In addition to his business pursuits, Max is a combat veteran of three major wars and is known for his generosity and strong belief in God.
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